Work Starting On Shovel Ready Sections of the Royal Canal Greenway
Following on from the funding announcement for the Royal Canal greenway, the local authorities and Waterways Ireland, are moving quickly to start on the latest sections of the Royal Canal greenway. This is excellent news and will be strongly welcomed by community groups and campaigners along the canal. This news will raise hopes among the campaigners that are hoping for the route to be completed to Clondra and should demonstrate to Minister Ross that when funds are allocated that they can be used effectively to build world class amenities. Minister Ross has pubically stated his support for greenways and says that they provide excellent value for money and benefits to local communities.
Moyvalley to Ballasport
MARINE NOTICE No. 118 of 2016
Cycle Path Construction
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that the towpath of Royal Canal from Moyvalley to Ballasport and Longford Bridge to Abbeyshrule will be closed with immediate effect to facilitate the construction of cyclepaths.
East and West of Kilcock
MARINE NOTICE No 132 of 2016
KILCOCK TOWPATH UPGRADE
Waterways Ireland wishes to advise that the towpath of the Royal Canal near Kilcock, from Chambers Bridge Lock 15 to the R148 road (approx. 600 meters), will be closed until December 2016 to facilitate the onstruction of a new cycle route.
MARINE NOTICE No 139 of 2016
ROYAL CANAL - KILCOCK TOWPATH UPGRADE
Additional Towpath Closure - 16th Lock to Spin Bridge
Further to MN 132/2016 Waterways Ireland wishes to further advise that the towpath of the Royal Canal in Kilcock from west of the 16th Lock Shaw Bridge
to Spin Bridge (approx. 950 metres), will also be closed until December 2016 to facilitate the construction of a new cycle route
Also, the Longford Leader is reporting this week that major work is commencing on the Abbeyshrule to Ballymahon section and further calls have been made to continue the route to Clondra, Co. Longford (the actually end of the Royal Canal). The Shannonside newsroom has reported that the minister is being requested to provide a modest anount of funds to complete the entire route to the very end.